Tourism department

The Department of Tourism was established with the start of the College in 1963, when it was the first Higher Institute of International Tourism in Bulgaria.  

The Department has two main sections: Operations and Practical Training, and Management. It is in charge of training students in the field of Tourism and Leisure as skilled professionals at operations and management level. With the key competences that students acquire during their study at college they can pursue a career in the various businesses of the tourism and leisure industry, in state-owned and privately-run companies.

All lecturers in the Department of Tourism are highly qualified with professional experience in the field of tourism, in many cases combining teaching with practical experience in the industry.   Members of the department have achieved success in many areas academic research, education and administrative work. 

Some of them have extensive experience in working on EU-funded projects, others specialize in short-term training courses for the industry, and still others have been in key management positions in the tourism business or in the field of education.  

Senior Lecturers from the University of Economics, Varna read several of the key subjects at College: Accounting for Tourism; Travel Agencies and Transport in Tourism; Guiding; Restaurant Management. 

Department of Tourism Staff:

Assoc. Professor Genka Rafailova PhD, Head of Department of Tourism, Lecturer in: Marketing in Tourism, Management Basics, Marketing Communications in Tourism, Customer Care, Special Interest Tourism  

Assist. Professor Snezhina Kadieva, Vice-head of Department of Tourism, doing a doctor’s degree at the Department of Economics and Organisation of Tourism, University of Economics Varna, Lecturer in: Hotel Management, Hotel Operations and Service, Leisure Management, Customer Care, Special Interest Tourism.

Assist. Professor Yana Hristova – Lecturer in: Food Technology and Food Hygiene; Customs, Traditions and the Culinary Art

Assist. Prof.  Kostadinka Ivanova – Lecturer in: Restaurant, Bar and Hotel Operations and Service, The Sommelier Art, Supervised On-the-job Training in a Hotel, Restaurant, Bar  

Assist. Professor Stanislav Plyakov, doing a doctor’s degree at the National Sports Academy,  Lecturer in: Physical Training and Sports, Winter Sports and Hiking, Special Interest Tourism

Assist. Professor Evgeni Genov Lecturer in: Business Information Technology, IT Systems at the Hotel and Restaurant, IT Systems at the Travel Agency

Assist. Professor Krasimira Yancheva, PhD student at the Department of Economics and Organisation of Tourism, University of Economics Varna, Lecturer in: Introduction into Tourism, Tourism Resources, Entertainment in Tourism

Assist. Professor Angel Velikov Lecturer in: Restaurant, Bar and Hotel Operations and Service, The Sommelier Art, Supervised On-the-job Training in a Hotel, Restaurant, Bar  

Distinguished staff members and part-time lecturers at the College are:
Assist. Prof. Lilyana Kozhouharova – Human Resource Management
Assist. Prof. Atanaska Krusteva –
Special Interest Tourism
Assist. Prof. Petko Tzigularov – Supervised On-the-job Training in a Hotel, Restaurant, Bar 

Latest Research Projects:
1.    Project “Research into Family-Run Hotel Businesses”, funded by the  Leonardo De Vinci Programme
2.   
“Research into the Quality of the Family-Run Accommodation Facilities in the Municipality of Varna”. Assoc. Prof. Tanya Dabeva (UE – Varna) leads the team, the other members being Assoc.  Prof. G. Rafailova, Senior Lecturer S. Kadieva, assistant lecturer K. Yancheva, all from the College of Tourism – Varna, Assoc. Prof. Sv. Stefanov (UE – Varna), as well as students from the specialty of Hotel and Restaurant Management. 

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